Monday, May 20, 2013

A Blue Baby Shower.

Here are some more pictures from the blue baby shower.
The blue dessert table.
Blue Lollipop Favors.
Blue punch and cucumber water.
Food table.
Look at this cute fruit bowl one of my co-hosts made.
Isn’t is adorable?!

I just hosted a pink baby shower so I will have pictures posted soon!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cupcake Toppers for a Blue Baby Shower.

For the blue baby shower I hosted for my dear friend, I decided to make cupcake toppers to decorate the cupcakes with. These were really easy to make. She had already chosen her baby boy’s name so I was able to incorporate his name into my toppers.
To make the cupcake toppers, I printed the letter “G” and the name “Garrett” in blue, size 48 font, leaving space in between the letters and words so that there would be room for the circles. Then I used a scalloped edge 1 ½ inch round punch and punched out all of the letters and names. Next, I used a 2 inch round punch and punched out the background circles in blue cardstock. Then I attached the small circles to the blue cardstock. I used a non-toxic glue stick. Once those were dry, I attached the lollipop stick to the circle. I used regular non-toxic school glue for this. The tricky party is being sure that the stick is lined up correctly with the letter/name on the circle so the letter/name would be straight when it went into the cupcake.
I decided to make my cupcake toppers two sided since my dessert table was set up so that people could walk around the table and I didn’t want the backside of the cupcakes to be undecorated. To do this, I simply punched out double the letters, names and blue circles. Once the first circle had been attached to the stick and the glue dried, I simply turned it over and added the second circle.
Then I pushed them into the center of the cupcakes for an adorable and personalized decoration!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Diaper Wreath.

I hosted a baby shower for a dear friend a few months back. I usually make diaper cakes for baby showers but this time around I decided to make a diaper wreath instead. This was actually very easy and I was so pleased with how it turned out.
This is what you will need:
·         Diapers- I used about 36 size one diapers. I used the Target brand diapers that had blue, green and gray stars since the diapers would be seen but you can choose any brand/pattern that works for you.
·         One metal wreath form.  You can do any size that you like. I opted for a 20 inch one.
·         Ribbon for attaching the diapers to the wreath. You could also use rubber bands.
·         Tulle/Ribbon for decorating and bow.
First, wrap the diaper around the wreath form so that the wreath form is inside the diaper. The top of the diaper should be on the outer ring of the wreath and the bottom of the diaper should be on the inner ring. Gather the top of the diaper together and secure with a ribbon. Repeat with each diaper, slightly overlapping the next diaper over the last one added.
Once all of the diapers have been added the wreath form should not be visible and it will look like this (pardon the mess on my table!):
Now comes the decoration part. I used two different colors of blue tulle to wrap around the diapers to cover up the ribbons used to secure them to the wreath form. I simply took one color and wrapped it over one diaper and then under the next, all the way around the wreath. With the second color, I wrapped it over the remaining diapers and under the diapers with the first color on top.
Once  both colors are added it should look like this. 
 Next, I added a tulle bow.
Here’s the finished product hanging on my front door with a sign with the baby’s name in the middle.
I wish I would have made the sign a little bit bigger but I didn’t realize how small it looked with the giant wreath until about 10 minutes before everyone arrived. Oops! I’ll do better next time!